We have been graded as a “good school” :-
- Most pupils make good progress and achieve well in most subjects. Some make exceptional progress from their starting points.
- The school is improving because the headteacher, staff and governors make good use of information on how well pupils make progress to improve teaching and learning.
- Achievement in reading has improved. Most pupils learn to read quickly and reach the expected levels because phonics (the sounds letters make) is taught well. Pupils who fall behind are effectively supported and catch up quickly.
- Teaching and learning are good overall and some teaching is outstanding over time. Most teachers have high expectations of the pupils and teach interesting lessons. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.
- Pupils are proud of their school and attendance has improved, so that it is now above the national average.
This has helped improve the progress pupils make.
- Behaviour is good. Pupils say they enjoy school and are often excited about their learning. They feel safe in school and have excellent relationships with each other and their teachers.
- Pupils enjoy plentiful opportunities to take part in competitive sport. Many attend an extensive range of
- The headteacher is well supported by a strong team of leaders and a highly effective governing body. Governors have acted decisively to strengthen teaching by seeking new partnerships as part of their drive to give every pupil the best start in their education.